FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS™ | July 30 | ruffled wedding dresses, heart shoes, DIY invitations, potted succulent escort cards, cake love, wedding photo backdrops…

Happy Friday, my dears!  How are y’all doing today?  The humidity seems to have dissipated in these here parts (which you’re probably thinking are in the deep south what with the dialect I’ve employed today) and I’m excited to announce that the a/c units in our home have officially pseudo-sickened each and every one of us!  We’ve got that sniffly, stuffed up feeling only an a/c unit can deliver, and it’s so great!  I mean the feeling is just amaz-kidding, this sucks and I’m hoping it goes away soon.  We’re all sneezing in each other’s faces up in here.  And you should see what happens when the wee one sneezes.  He’s only three years old, but he’s got more sneeze goo coming out of the holes in his face than I had previously  believed could come out of a child’s face.  He’s breaking records here.  It’s like in that movie with Adam Sandler (Big Daddy I think) when that little boy sucks up his loogie.  You remember that scene?  Except with my nephew it’s coming out of all orifices and it’s just hanging there, and if you don’t get a tissue fast enough he starts to whimper and cry and freak out a little bit.  But if the tissues are miles away like they always seem to be in these situations then he does start to suck it up and it’s soooooo ickyyyyyyy.  I mean, where does it go?  I’m going to stop talking about this.  I hope you aren’t gagging right now.  I’m sorry.

Massive necessary subject change: everyone randomly started salsa dancing early this morning in the kitchen.  How did this come about?  I’m Alison and this is my family, that’s how.  But seriously, weird dance competition breakouts are par for the course, and I’m alright with that.  But for the sake of an explanation: we’re visiting my parents, and as you know the sister and her family are in town, and you know those salsa lessons the boy and I have been taking?  Somehow, someone got a hold of the special “salsa for beginners” mix we brought home from dance class last week (which, btw, was a burned cd yet it cost me a WHOPPING $10.  Say whut?).  Ok, if I’m honest, we left the cd on top of the boombox in the kitchen.  So my bad.  But not really, because a dance competition in the am is exactly the way my mornings start in my dreams.

Ok, WTF.  This is getting ridiculous.  I’m getting to the Fab Finds right now.

That GORGEOUS ring shot and Vivienne Westwood pump coupling up top is a stunner I found over on Rock My Wedding.  And y’all know how much I {heart} those heart shoes.  If you don’t, it’s this much.

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Keeping with the heart theme, I’ve just GOT to share with you some incredible details from one of my most beloved blogs, Once Wed.  Oversized heart pillows never looked so good. And that decor… it’s just, I, I just… I… well just look:

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Next up, we have some serious dress love, courtesy of the lovely Glamour and Grace!  Check out these ruffled stunners designed by Chloe Dao :

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Ice cream trucks make killer wedding pictures.  Obvs.  Check out the color in this stellar shot:

And by the way… why not have them throw money?

Yes, this happened in New York.

{via Wedding Chicks}

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Moving right along – I LOVE THIS CAKE:

I also love these bottle cap messages – how freaking PERFECT are they?!!

{via Wedding Chicks}

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Oh, and by the way, here are some UNBELIEVABLY ADORABLE LITTLE SUCCULENTS ESCORTS!!!  AAAAHHHHH!!!!!  Love.  But you already knew that, didn’t you.


{via Para ti Novia}

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And check out the cutest DIY Cocktail Party Invite of the week, crafted by Rifle Design for 100 Layer Cake

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How ’bout a little chandelier/unique dress love courtesy of my lovely friend over at Magnolia Rouge?  Couldn’t hurt.  (;



I love this next one; it’s one of the coolest (though a bit labor intensive unless you pay someone to make it for you) ways to add some serious fun to your wedding photos.  (You might remember the last time I featured something this awesome.  Ooohh and here’s some more AMAZING backdrop inspiration.  I’m very much into these things.)

My affection for this couple doesn’t end at picture frame photo backdrops.  Check out the gorgeous decor of their day:

Sigh.  So lovely.

{via Wedding Chicks}

So, peeps, what’s your favorite Fab Find today?  And what are you plans for this weekend, pray tell?  Tonight (duh) we’ve got another salsa lesson and we’re really excited.  We feel like we’re catching on nicely, though that may be actually be some false confidence offered up by our teacher.  Whatevs, we’ll see when we hit the Latin clubs in a month or so. 

Riiiiiiiiiiight.

xoxo!  – Alison

Label(s): {Friday's Fab Finds}

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13 comments

  1. Gigi on July 30, 2010

    Those oversized hearts and those ruffled dresses are gorgeous. I like the idea of money/confetti. Hope it becomes a trend. What can I say about succulents except….LOVE.

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  2. Megan Acosta on July 30, 2010

    EEEKKK!! You have no idea how excited I am to be included in your fab finds!! Thanks so so much!!
    I am also way on love with the cocktail invite and that awesome frame photo backdrop!

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  3. goodlifeevents on July 30, 2010

    LOVE those huge pillows! What fun! …and we can't get enough of frames. They're such a timeless + easy decor accent to use in all sorts of ways! Thanks again for our post yesterday, dahling! xo, A + N

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  4. Jess on July 30, 2010

    i remember those shoes! still adorable :)

    and that photo frame backdrop is AMAZING. i LOVE it!

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  5. earl anderson on July 30, 2010

    Alison, that was the best blog I have read all week! Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the Wedding stuff, it's kinda my job, but LOVE the random bodily fluid talk. THIS is life, THIS is the funny stuff that makes us all real people. Real people, making real relationships makes real good business. You're just a Sweetheart and I thank you for sharing a slice of your life with me.

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  6. cathie berrey green on July 30, 2010

    i love LOVE the shoes!!

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  7. Katy Carrier on July 30, 2010

    Hi Alison! Scrolled down and was happy to see you included Theresa & Giovanni's picture frame wall and details! Thanks!! :)

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  8. Kate Holland on July 30, 2010

    That photo backdrop is beyond awesome!! Love it! And big hugs for for linking to my blog xxx Have a fab weekend – bodily fluids not withstanding!!

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  9. Sarahychung on August 1, 2010

    love love the succulents~!!! anyone know where i can get mini potted succulents like those??????

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  10. Fbarnes on August 7, 2010

    The DIY invites are brilliant. The possibilities are endless… wine, margaritas, tea cups……..

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  11. Fbarnes on August 7, 2010

    The DIY invites are brilliant. The possibilities are endless… wine, margaritas, tea cups……..

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  12. Shoes Wholesale on August 13, 2010

    Cheap wedding shower invitations are most often found at discount retail stores. Shoes Wholesale

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  13. Elaine on April 6, 2011

    I love the bottle cap messages !! great idea and also very funny !!:)

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